Sun. March 24

Sunday March 24, 2019

 Allow this day to be a day of rest, reflect on where you have come this far on your journey.

 Today’s prayer

Eternal God, Your kingdom has broken into our troubled world through the life, death, and resurrection of Your Son. Help us to hear Your word and obey it, and bring Your saving love to fruition in our lives, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Amen

4 thoughts on “Sun. March 24

  1. Keith Ricks

    For the March 23 2019 Questions for Reflections. The Questions Read:

    At the end of Jesus’ day and at the end of His ministry, Jesus takes time to pray with His friends. Nobody really knows the content of His prayer on this evening, but what do you think the content of His prayer might have been? Would it simply have been “let this cup pass from me?” Can you imagine if Jesus was able to give thanks in this moment?

    I would like to believe in my heart that after what we know of the days these men had together, Jesus as well as His Friends would have in addition to all the expected prayers Thanked God for the Love and Strength they have for each other and the Individual Gifts they bring to the Family and to let God know they take no moments of this Life the Lord has given for granted where a Laugh or Smile could be placed.

    And No, I just don’t buy that the Son of God who was able to do the things He did, and address the Population, and etc… when it came to Praying… Especially in Private with His Personal assembly of Family would go all: {Monotone Voice} “let this cup pass from me”… Come on… I will give You White Jesus from Arab Land or “let this cup pass from me” but not both.

    Yes, I can Imagine if Jesus was able to give thanks in this moment… giggle… it would be that I’m done already… giggle. 😊
    Sorry. Blog, My thoughts. Love Peace Blessings. Keith

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    1. Pastor Jerry

      you make me giggle! I’d imagine that Jesus’ prayer would have been absolutely breathtaking… I think that this year on Maundy Thursday I’m going to really tap in to this challenge.
      P, b, &l
      PJ

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  2. Lisa M.

    If this Lenten journey has done anything for me thus far (and it has!), it has made me stop and think. Every morning when I come downstairs one of the first things I do now is pull up the reading for the day. Most time I just read it and digest. I usually do not respond right away….I usually think about it. Sometimes all day and sometimes only for an hour.

    I have grown to believe that there is no right way to worship. Just worship. There is no right way to pray. Just pray. I also believe that everyone has the right to worship in their own way, whether it be in church on a Sunday or on the golf course (gasp!). It’s all about a personal relationship with God. For me that’s it in a nutshell. I understand that doing things in community is important, though. Being in community with other brothers and sisters in Christ can help your own personal growth. That’s a good thing. But everyone is different. Some people prefer to be alone. Whatever floats your boat.

    As far as the readings this week, I personally believe that Jesus knew what was coming (even if He didn’t like it) but also, the human part of Him called out to His Father to perhaps not let this happen. But in the end I personally believe that Jesus knew that He was going to spend eternity with His Father. But to spend His life doing everything that He did and to endure all that He endured for me makes me so humble and so grateful. I am NOT a perfect person. Not even close. I try every day to live up to His expectations, but fail miserably. (But Pastor says “There is grace for that.)

    I DO believe that Jesus was able to give thanks to His Father when he was praying, no matter what the situation. That is what is in my heart. I can’t tell you WHY I believe it….just that I DO believe it. It’s just part of me. It has been for as long as I remember.

    For anyone else who believes otherwise….that’s OK. You are allowed to believe whatever you want. Just treat others as you would have them treat you. It’s the golden rule. May God Bless each and every one of you today and always….

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  3. Pastor Jerry

    That’s beautifully and wonderfully said! Thank you for sharing and I’m ever so grateful that you are enjoying this Lenten pilgrimage!
    P,b, &l
    PJ

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